|Cool view from the store window.|
has the biggest selection of craft books that I have ever seen at a retail location. This Barnes & Noble holds various types of events throughout the year, including book signings, ATC card trading,
If you ever have a chance to attend one of her workshops, you will appreciate what a fabulous teacher she truly is. She usually lists her upcoming workshops on her blog.
Stefanie Girard, author of "Sweater Surgery" was also at this event. You can read more about Stef's adventures on her blogs (the card album and sweatersurgery), on her facebook page or one of the blogs she writes for (craftside and recycled crafts), She always has some cool craft project or review on her blogs (and those she writes for).
|Lisa Engelbrecht and Stefanie Girard|
|"Y" by Stefanie Girard|
I recommend checking with your local Barnes & Noble stores to find out what types of events they may offer during various times of the year. They are another resource for fun things to do. Additionally, other stores offer interesting art related events. Macy's at South Coast Plaza offered a fun marker event
where they had various artists personalize purchases. So you never know where you might find a fun craft or art related event.